** inspired by actual events **
Aubrey is embarking on a bucket list trip around the world, the last wish of her Aunt Ally. It was supposed to be the trip Ally would take when she got better. Now it's just a chance for Aubrey to say goodbye.
Adam escapes in his solo trips overseas, working just enough to fund the next one. When the opportunity to circle the globe falls in his lap he can't refuse. The only catch, he won't be traveling alone this time.
Unable to hide from each other Adam's overprotective nature thwarts Aubrey's desire to find her own way. Can they move past initial assumptions to find something better?
FIX HER UP
Fall in love with this hot and hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times Bestselling author Carey Heywood!
Finley Reeves is the queen of bad mistakes. Fresh off a bad divorce, she decides to rebuild her life from the ground up - starting with a fixer-upper that's got more leaks than the Titanic. Deciding to tackle this project alone might be her biggest mistake of all.... That is, until Noah Thompson shows up at her front door like a knight in a shining tool belt and makes her an offer she'd be crazy to refuse.
Noah's sexy, rugged, and good with his hands, but Finley swears she doesn't need his help - in the basement, or in the bedroom. Can this unlikely couple build a future together? Or will this be one fixer-upper that is better off left alone?
(A fun and sexy Contemporary Romance, ages 17+)
A MILLION DIFFERENT WAYS
Worlds collide when an illegal immigrant finds herself working for a wealthy American investment banker.
Escaping a scandal that threatens to land her in prison...
Vera Sava flees to a new country in the hope of reinventing herself. When her plans to pursue a career in medicine are derailed, she finds employment as a housekeeper, in the one place that will offer her a job without legal documents.
Crippled spiritually and physically, he's almost relieved when he discovers that someone is trying to kill him...
Sebastian Horn may be the heir to a legendary banking fortune, and currently the most eligible bachelor in the western hemisphere, but that doesn't mean he isn't wrestling with his own demons. After having lost his beautiful, young wife in a terrible car accident, he's pretty much decided that life is best lived under the comforting influence of booze and pills.
MARRIED TO THE ENEMY
Waking up hungover next to your brother's best friend?
I can recover from this.
Add a ring to the equation?
Alright... I'm going need something stronger than tequila.
I'm just your average girl.
Stumbling my way in the world.
My life was simple, waitress by day.
Activist by night...
That is till the stuck-up suit walked into my life.
Arrogant in his demeanor, cold, and unfeeling.
Exactly how I thought a billionaire would be.
It should have been so easy to hate him.
But my every desire to punch him came with a greater desire to kiss him.
Losing my v-card to that sexy jerk shouldn't have been so complicated.
But little did I know my life was going to be far from simple.
Roses are red, violets are blue.
This Valentine's Day I'm carrying a baby too.
This short story was originally published in the anthology "Forget Me Not: Charity Anthology Supporting Alzheimers and Brain Health"
This is not a full length book. It's a 12,000 word short story.
You probably love to hate her. She's the woman who broke Matt's heart and inspired that awesome letter in MMM. But whatever happened to her? Find out about the crazy dream that made her ditch her unfaithful husband in Scotland, and let's give her some closure, shall we? (Matt has a pretty big cameo in this one!)
ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH
The last one to fall…
Sam Reed is the only brother in the Reed family who hasn’t fallen head over heels in love. He has a promising contract to play professional football, but something is missing. Sam likes to watch cooking shows, snuggle on the couch, and he wants someone to do it with him. But with his go-getter lifestyle, it’s almost impossible to find the time to get to know one woman. That is, until he meets the one who makes him want to change his whole life.
A fake name and a world of hurt...
When Peck was twelve, she was called by a different name, lived with a different family, and had no prospects whatsoever.
But now she finds herself the drummer in an all-girl band, makes more money than she ever dreamed possible, and she’s content. Until the day her birth mother shows back up.
Fame. Fortune. Stardom.
Neither of them wants it.
They both have it. But can they have more?
*** Recommended for adult readers only due to adult situations, sexual content, and adult language.
She was just a woman. That’s what Calisto wanted to tell himself; that’s what he wanted to believe. Emma was nothing more than a woman. There were other women for him to want. To obsess over.
It couldn’t be Emma Sorrento.
Not for Calisto.
She was taken.
She was claimed.
She was not his.
In a few days, Calisto would hand her off, and that would be that. He wondered why it wouldn’t be that easy to let her go.
What good had saving her done?
He had simply taken her from one monster to give her to another.
Emma slid on her mask. All someone would need to do was look close enough to see what was really beneath the sheer falseness of her smile.
At the other end of the table, Emma found her lies staring her right in the face.
Calisto Donati was her worst mistake, her greatest shame, and the one thing she still wanted more than anything. Emma could still feel him all over her, long after his touch and kiss was gone. In thirty days, her entire world had changed—he had changed her.
Emma had a feeling that if she played another game with Calisto, she would surely lose.
She had already lost once.
Wasn’t it enough?
WARNING: The first two books in the Donati Bloodlines Trilogy end on a cliffhanger, the third is a HEA.
SEALS OF SHADOW FORCE
Get the first three Shadow Force stories in one set!
**Military Romance bestseller
**Romantic Suspense bestseller
She's his one chance to set the record straight and he’s her only chance at survival. When Trace and Savanna’s mutual enemy closes in, will secrets, lies, and forbidden passions cost them everything?
Miles is Charlotte’s one and only weakness. He’s also her only hope. Can he keep her safe as they travel across continents and explore the depth of their feelings for each other? Or will misplaced honor and treasonous loyalties prove fatal for them both?
In twenty-one missions, CIA golden girl Ruby McKellen has failed only once, thanks to Navy SEAL Jaxon Sloan, the man who stole her heart and forced her to choose between him and her partner. To prove her partner's innocence and save her damaged career, Ruby is running an unsanctioned mission—and the only way to get the proof she needs is to go to Jax for help.
Books in the series include:
Fatal Truth – Trace and Savanna
Fatal Honor – Miles and Charlotte
Fatal Love – Cal and Beatrice; Connor and Sabrina
Fatal Courage – Jax and Ruby
Fatal Vision – Colton and Shelby
Fatal Thrill - Jon and Jaya
MAI TAI'D UP
Looking for the perfect mix of smart, sexy, and sassy? Mai Tai’d Up continues New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Cocktail series, which began with Wallbanger and continued with Rusty Nailed and Screwdrivered.
The gossip mill in the seaside community of Monterey is churning about Chloe Patterson, the newcomer who is starting a sanctuary for rescued pit bulls. It’s rumored that she’s a former beauty queen (true) who ditched her fiancé the morning of their wedding (also true). And that while she’s not looking for a new man, the good-looking local veterinarian has his eye on her. Absolutely, positively true.
When Lucas Campbell isn’t at the family veterinary clinic, he’s paddle boarding in Monterey Bay.
Recently single, he’s definitely not in the market for a new relationship, but he still can’t resist taking a second, third, and fourth look at the recent arrival of Miss Golden State.
Neither Lucas nor Chloe has any interest in being tied down. Being tied up, however—now there’s a thought. But are a few Mai Tais, a moonlit night, and the music of Frank Sinatra enough to allow them both to forget their past? Let’s hope Ol’ Blue Eyes knows what he’s doing.
Mix one part tiki, one part kinky, and a splash of old black magic matchmaking, and it’s time to be . . . Mai Tai’d Up.
THE TANGO LESSON
**Previously published in 2013 as THREE TO TANGO in The Unwrapped Anthology, THE TANGO LESSON is a stand-alone novella with a Happily Ever After a Threesome Ending**
My name is Isabelle, and I’m a smut fiend.
But only when it comes to books.
In fact, for twenty-three years, the only outwardly kinky thing about me was my hair on a rainy day. Compared to the toe-curling, earth-shattering, mind-blowing romps on my Kindle, my sex life was totally vanilla. Less than vanilla, actually—it was vanonexistent.
And then I took a tango lesson.
They say it takes two to tango, but let me tell you--
a tango for three is a hell of a lot of fun.
A man with a long iceberg of guilt. A career-driven woman. Eyes locking, hearts pounding ... then everything changes.
Flux once wore the Insurgents MC patch and his territory was Colorado. Now his bottom rocker reads Nomad.
The open road is Flux's therapy and facing a 1,500-pound bull in the rodeo ring is the way he blocks out the memories. One-night stands, booze and plenty of weed have done a damn good job at keeping his heart locked up.
Until he meets a sassy barrel rider.
The golden hair vixen runs rings around him faster than she rides her horse in the arena, and he can't keep away from her. For the first time since the unspeakable tragedy happened, something stirs inside him.
Flux keeps his guilt close to him so he never forgets what happened that fateful night. His inner demons keep clawing, wanting to break free, and when they do ... they don't play nice. He is nothing but a shell of who he once was.
Maggie Haves hasn't known anything except the discipline of practice. Touted as one of the best barrel riders to hit the rodeo circuit, Maggie doesn't have time for anything that will veer her off the pro rodeo trail.
Rugged, tatted and muscular Flux is a very big distraction. Not to mention complicated beyond belief.
Flux has lived on the wild side most of his life, whereas Maggie has always played it safe. She knows the biker is danger in leather, but she's drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Something about him keeps luring her, and she's willing to take a chance on love with this imperfect man even if it destroys her.
Will Maggie be the one to show Flux that he deserves to live again ... and forgive himself, or will his demons devour her before he throws her away?
Can two unlikely people find love in the midst of so much darkness?
The Nomad Biker series are standalone romance novels. This is Flux's story. This book contains violence, abuse, strong language, and steamy/graphic sexual scenes. HEA. No cliffhangers. The book is intended for readers over the age of 18.
Lucian Marcello is aware of the expectations following him as the oldest son of one of North America’s most infamous Cosa Nostra Dons. Family in his world is more than blood and sharing a last name. It’s the honor, respect, business, and the life. Being a Capo is just a stepping stone until it’s time for him to take on the role of underboss but a chance meeting with her could be the one thing he’d risk it all for.
She is exactly what he didn’t know he was looking for.
Jordyn Reese spends her time trying to stay under the radar of a man who wouldn’t think twice about killing her. Unwillingly affiliated with a dangerous MC gang, her life is dominated by the men surrounding her and her future rests solely in how useful she can be for them. The last thing she needs is some Mafioso gaining her more unwanted attention from the club.
He is everything she should stay away from but can’t.
Notoriously violent when it comes to getting what he wants, Lucian will stop at nothing to make the target on Jordyn’s back disappear. But sometimes the worst threats are the ones you can’t see until it’s too late. The truth behind Lucian’s history is about to take center stage in more ways than one, and it’ll either save him … or kill him.
This world leaves everyone a little filthy.
Filthy Marcellos: La Cosa Nostra is not just a choice of regime and routine, it’s a culture. Born as mafia royalty, the Marcello brothers were raised ingrained with the beliefs and rules of what it meant to be a Mafioso prince. It is for life. Their status is considered a given right. They will always be these people. They will always be Marcellos.
From the day he meets her in the conference room, Noah has his sights set on Ginny. But he'll need to pull out all the stops to win her over in this delightful office romance short story from #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely!
MY CHARMING RIVAL
NOTE: MY CHARMING RIVAL was previously released as STARS IN THEIR EYES. It has now been updated and turned into a duet. This first book of the duet is FREE! If you already have STARS IN THEIR EYES on your Kindle, you don't need this book!
To do list: Graduate with honors, get into medical school, and snag the most-sought-after celebrity photo of all time to cover my tuition. One more thing -- resist the hot British guy who's my biggest rival.
But from the first day I run into William on his motorcycle, he makes that difficult, since he's flirty, charming, clever and keeps trying to convince me to spend the night with him.
Trust me -- stripping him down to nothing is on my wish list, but I can't let him get under my skin as I chase cheating directors and stake out clandestine trysts. Yet everywhere I go, my most charming rival is there -- is he following me, trying to woo me, or aiming to sabotage my plans?
When I'm offered a brand new ticket to my dreams, I have to decide if I want to team up with the sexiest enemy ever...
Except there's a third option too--and that one's looking mighty appealing--if I'm willing to take a crazy chance.
*My Charming Rival is book one. The story continues in My Sexy Rival*
MOST IRRESISTIBLE GUY
When he wrapped his arms around me and pulled me close at my brother’s wedding, my heart beat faster. When we danced into the night, my mind raced far ahead, entertaining all the possibilities I’d longed for. And later, when Cooper told me he’d won the starting quarterback job before he shared the news with anyone else, I started to believe we could be more.
But I didn’t want to lose him as a friend, so I chose to focus on him solely as my buddy. That worked well enough for a while.
Until that night, in front of everyone, when he shocked my world to its core.
Most Irresistible Guy is a prequel novella to Most Valuable Playboy!
FEELS LIKE HOME
No one knew what it cost her to come home.
With her career going down in flames and a family history that reads like a bad tabloid, Autumn Maddox can’t afford any more PR disasters if she wants to hold her head up in her old home town. So she’s going to do the impossible—smile brightly at every insincerely murmured “bless your heart,” ignore every not-so-subtle dig, and pretend the town’s sexiest bachelor is a eunuch. Well… two out of three isn’t bad, right?
The minute he lays eyes on her again, his life turns upside down.
Town doctor Jude Southerland is known for two things: saving lives and ducking marriage.
So when he almost runs Autumn down in the middle of Main Street and ends up sipping sweet tea with the prodigal daughter a few weeks later, the good townsfolk take notice. As far as Jude’s concerned, the last woman anyone would pair him with is the only one he wants.
As far as Autumn and the town are concerned, this means war.
Jude’s determined to be her knight in shining armor, but Autumn gave up on happily ever afters, small southern towns, and herself a long time ago. What’s it going to take to convince the Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Rotary Club and the woman of his dreams that their love is meant to be?
ALSO IN AUDIO
Hunter “Cookie” Knox was good at his job, infiltrating behind enemy lines was one of his specialties. His SEAL team relied on him to do his job, just as he relied on them to do theirs. Ever since two of his teammates found a woman that completed them, their dangerous Ops seemed a bit more intense. Cookie knew if he had a woman who belonged to him, he’d never let her go. Little did he know the SEAL team’s latest mission to Mexico would change his life forever.
Fiona Storm resigned herself to the fact that it was highly unlikely she would make it out of the jungle alive. Kidnapped by human traffickers, abused, and without family or friends looking for her, Fiona knew wishing for rescue was as realistic as having a big, juicy hamburger fall from the sky. Unbeknownst to Fiona, the SEAL team, including Cookie, were on the way, but their assignment didn't consist of rescuing her.
**Protecting Fiona is the 3rd book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.
UNDER HIS SKIN
A woman who doesn’t believe she deserves love…
Toe-curling kisses and enough sex to fill a weekend were all Pandora wanted from a fling with her teenage crush. She’s never forgotten how he played the knight in shining armor to her damsel in distress. She’s ready to say thank you in several naughty ways, so long as she can walk away when it’s over with her heart intact.
A man moving on from tragedy…
Brian has no intention of allowing the feisty tattoo artist to leave him after one taste. He hasn’t had enough of her inked curves. The packaging might have changed, but Pandy is the woman he hasn’t been able to excise from his memory.
He’s ready to put together a new life, one that includes her. But he’s not the only one vying for her attention. Someone else wants her, dead or alive.
Now includes a new, bonus out-take.
the So Inked series:
Under His Skin
The Harder He Falls
His Marriage Bargain
THE BIRTHDAY LIST
ALSO IN AUDIBLE
Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.
Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.
Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?
TAKING IT EASY
A playboy bartender in the French Quarter, a sassy, single mom, and a one-night stand.
Or is it?
When Logan serves up drinks--and then some--to sassy, single mom Dana, she gets a whole lot more than she was expecting.
As in oops, *she’s* expecting.
And now this notorious bachelor is ready to trade in bottles of bourbon for baby bottles.
Can he convince her that opposites can attract in more than the bedroom?
A sensual stand-alone romance, perfect for fans of Fifty Shades, Penelope Sky, and Roxy Sloane!
I've heard his reputation.
I know he likes control.
But I don't care.
The minute I lay eyes on Jack Kingston, I know, there's no going back.
He pushes me to my limits - and I like it.
But how far will we go before we cross the line?
ALSO IN AUDIBLE
This sexy single daddy is going to ruin her...for all the right reasons.
My focus is my daughter, always. I've built a solid, simple life for her.
When Addison shows up in town, my attraction to her is too tempting--I seek her out, despite my fear of shattering the life I've built.
She's got plans, and so do I. She wants to start over here in Ireland, get over the heartbreak of her cheating prick of a husband. I just want a secure family life for my daughter.
But I didn't plan on this--an ignited passion I’ve never felt before, a need to possess her completely.
Neither did she.
And when Addison's ex drops one last bombshell, it puts everything we feel for each other in jeopardy.
There's a choice to make--run, or fight for what could be.
And if she won't fight for us, I will.
Ruined Plans is the first installment in Tracy Lorraine’s steamy Irish single daddy Ruined trilogy.
MORE THAN PANCAKES
Book One in The Maple Leaf Series
Lily Hinsdale spends her California days designing extravagant hotels for Utopia Resorts. Her nights are filled with the glitz and glamour of upscale parties. Until her grandmother dies and leaves Lily property in wretched Vermont. The woods mean only one thing to Lily—nightmares. When Utopia wants the land for development, Lily is forced to travel to a place she’d rather forget.
Rick Stannard makes maple syrup and builds barns in the peace and quiet of picturesque Vermont. Noisy New York City nearly killed him a few years back, and now he lives a calm, simple life with his coyote, Poe, and his beloved book collection. It’s the only way he’s guaranteed to wake up each morning.
When Lily marches her expensive boots onto Rick’s land and proposes turning it into a mega resort, the serenity of the woods is shattered. Lily always closes a deal. Rick never intends to sell. They’ll need to compromise, or someone else will do it for them. Someone who is not afraid of the woods or the city.
Or spilling a little blood.
My life was great until my new neighbor made my life impossible. She can't stand me. And the feeling is mutual.
She's annoying, and persistent, and a pain.
She's also gorgeous, and smart...and completely immune to me.
But now she needs my help with a little Ex payback and I'm more than happy to lend my expertise.
Now all I have to do is keep from falling for her in the process. How hard can that be?
SHE IS MINE
I've never had to think about money. It's always been there.
To put it plainly, I'm used to getting what I want. That includes women. So when I meet one who thinks she can't be bought, it blows my mind.
She's clever, beautiful, and clearly not looking for a white knight.
All she wants from me is a single, wild night of passion in Paris.
It's incredible. How can she expect me to walk away from her after that?
She doesn't know it yet...
But she is mine.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Penny Wylder, this short-story prequel comes before the filthy, full-length novel: The Billionaire's CamGirl.
I wanted to fall for a boy. Not a man. Not a legend...
The month I wrote my first piece of code, Jax Jamieson launched his third platinum album.
The week I drank my first beer, he spent in jail.
The day I got under his skin, I wound up on his tour.
And the night he gave me his hoodie…
I fell in love forever.
Good Girl is part 1 in the bestselling new adult rock star trilogy WICKED! Jax and Haley’s romance continues in Bad Girl and concludes in Wicked Girl, both available now.
NOTE: Good Girl and Bad Girl end on cliffhangers - you'll find the book-hangover-worthy ending of Jax and Haley's story in Wicked Girl.
The night we met, I only tagged along to support my best friend. Then I saw Lilly. There’s no harm in picking up a girl for myself, right?
One time. A few hours with her underneath me. No longer than a night. That’s all I ever need with a woman. I’m the Vice President of the Lost Kings MC. There’s no shortage of women waiting to warm my bed.
Lilly’s appetite matches my own and one night suits her fine.
But it’s not enough. I can’t get her out of my head, even though she makes it clear she’s not available. Suddenly, I find myself seeking Lilly out on holidays and special occasions, using any excuse to be near her.
That’s when I realize she’s the only one I want to spend all my nights with.
Now if I can convince her what we have amounts to more than a few lust-filled hours.
I don’t know where we went wrong but this is how it all begins…
Get to know Zero and Lilly better before reading Zero Tolerance!
Zero Hour includes three previously published short stories and one never-before published short story and bonus epilogue!
I have one thing to trade for my brother’s life: my body.
I’d seduce a hundred billionaires to save my brother. As it turns out, I only have to seduce one.
The criminals threatening my family want secrets. Billionaire Jett Brandon’s secrets, to be specific.
So I’ll get them using the only tactics available to me. My lips. My whispers. My body, offered up to him.
But I won’t fall for him.
I won’t notice the way his eyes burn with desire. I won’t lose myself in his possessive touch.
And I won’t melt at the sound of my
name on his lips.
I won’t. I won’t.
Because even if I fall hopelessly in love with Jett Brandon, I can never have him.
How could I?
I’m robbing him blind.
And sooner or later, he’ll catch me red-handed.
THE OTHER SIDE OF SOMEDAY
Falling in love?
Courtney Grayson has been there, done that.
Men, who needs them? Love wasn’t everything she thought it would be. This time around, she’s doing things differently. She hasn’t sworn off men for good; she just isn’t interested in settling. Trusting someone with her heart again? Someday, but not today.
Falling in love?
Sorry, Clay Bradshaw is not the guy for you.
He’s never been in love and he doesn’t see it happening. Hooking up can be fun, but more often than not, women are a distraction he doesn’t need. He’s a busy man, and doesn’t have time to date, let alone fall in love. Will someone ever change that? There’s always a chance, someday.
Life doesn’t always go as planned, and love may find them both on the other side of someday.
**Due to mature content and language this ebook is intended for readers 18+**
A runaway bride who escapes to Rome.
A handsome, mysterious Italian man.
A proposition for one night of passion.
Will one night be enough?
I never believed in fate.
That was something for the dreamers, the romantics, not someone as practical and pragmatic as I.
Fate had nothing to do with me walking in on my soon-to-be husband in a compromising position with his secretary.
Fate had nothing to do with me hopping on a plane to Rome, effectively standing up my former fiancé on our wedding day.
And fate certainly had nothing to do with the handsome stranger sitting across the aisle from me, one who would open my mind and heart to things I never thought possible.
Because if fate is real, she's cruel and unforgiving.
He could never be mine.
I could never be his.
And his deception may just be my breaking point.
Recommended for mature readers.
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